Firaxis’ wonderful sci-fi strategy sequel XCOM 2 will be making the leap to iOS devices next month, with a release set for 5th November.
XCOM 2 initially launched all the way back in 2016 and immediately drew price for its thoughtful refinement of its predecessor’s heady blend of base building and alien-busting tactical turn-based action – itself a refinement of Julian Gollop’s seminal 90s X-COM series.
“Moment to moment, the thing that makes this astonishing game truly sing,” wrote Chris Bratt in his XCOM 2 review, “is the way in which it’s managed to respond to the bad habits we picked up last time around. Move faster, it urges. Take more risks. Become a more interesting player… XCOM 2 isn’t a reworking of the original game… it’s a genuine response to it.”